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BELD InternetBELD Broadband Internet service gives you several high-speed options to choose from, so everyone in your house can do more of what they love online, on any device, all at the same time. Enjoy everything the Web has to offer, including downloading HD movies, uploading photos, streaming TV shows or simply surfing for fun.

Each Internet account comes with one email address, with the option to add more for $.99 each per month. We recommend obtaining email addresses from a third party (Gmail, Yahoo, etc ...).

BELD began installing its Hybrid Fiber Coax system in 1998 as part of an automatic meter-reading project. Since December of that year we have been offering unlimited High-Speed Internet access to residential and business customers, who appreciate the benefits of getting lightning-fast Web browsing at low rates from their community-owned Internet Service Provider (ISP).

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How much speed do you need?

Devices What are you doing online? Recommended download speed
1–2 Web surfing, email, social, moderate video up to 25 Mbps
3–5 Online gaming, 4k streaming  50 to 100 Mbps
> 5 All of the above & sharing large files and streaming video 150 to 200 Mbps

Netflix recommends 5 Mbps to stream HD content and 25 Mbps for 4K Ultra HD content, but you'll want faster speeds if you plan on connecting several devices to the web at once. In that case 200 Mbps should work for most users.


Want to go wireless?

BELD Broadband Wireless HomeNet allows everyone in your home to share a single connection. We make creating a network of your connected devices (laptops, tablets, eReaders, etc) easy.

  • Free installation ($49.95 savings)
  • Free service calls and phone assistance
  • No equipment to buy
  • Free equipment replacement
  • Secure protection

It's easier than ever to set up a wireless network! These home networking tips  may come in handy if you want to configure your own equipment.

Many factors affect Internet speed, such as traffic, line conditions, your hardware and software, the data source or destination, and your location. Advertised speeds are indexed to a wired connection to the cable modem. WiFi should be considered a service that replaces a wire with radio waves for the sake of convenience, but it sacrifices speed and performance to achieve. WiFi speeds are better when configured for 5.8 Ghz rather than 2.4 Ghz, but WiFi is shared with all other WiFi-enabled networks and devices in the vicinity— not just your own devices in your home—so speeds can be substantially slower than a wired connection.

Here are some tips to help you get a better experience from your BELD broadband connection:

Which cable modem? We recommend you use a BELD-supplied DOCSIS 3.0 WiFi modem/router combo, or you can use your own compatible cable modem and/or router. BELD Broadband uses a DOCSIS 3.0 standard. You’ll need a DOCSIS 3.0-capable modem to access speeds above 20 Mbps. 

Check your WiFi. For best results make sure your equipment is in a high location, and that there aren’t large objects blocking the WiFi signal. Also, make sure devices like microwave ovens or portable phones aren’t causing interference. Here are some home networking tips that may come in handy if you want to configure your own equipment.

Troubleshoot your devices. Sometimes powering your modem off and then on again can fix many connection problems. You can also schedule downloads and other bandwidth-heavy tasks to occur during off-peak times. Check to see how many devices are accessing your connection at the same time— you may need to limit how many are using the net during times of peak traffic.